Inter Press Service Examines Food Security Challenges In India
Inter Press Service: Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty
“In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition security is a daunting challenge for many nations. India, Asia’s third largest economy and the world’s second most populous nation after China with 1.3 billion people, is no exception. … Despite its self-sufficiency in food availability, and being one of the world’s largest grain producers, about 25 percent of Indians go to bed without food…” (Lal, 7/28).